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keep off

Definition of keep off

  1. 1 :  to stop or prevent (someone or something) from being on (something) <Keep off the grass.> <Please keep the dog off the sofa.>

  2. 2keep (weight) off :  to continue to weigh a lower amount than one formerly weighed :  to not regain weight that one has lost <Losing weight is not as hard as keeping it off.>

  3. 3 :  to not talk about (something) <I think we'd better keep off the subject of the war.>

  4. 4 :  to prevent (someone) from talking about (something) <We tried to keep them off (the subject of) the war.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to take notice of by appropriate conduct :  fulfill: as

    :  to be faithful to

    :  to act fittingly in relation to

  1. :  custody, charge

    :  maintenance

    :  one that keeps or protects: as

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official

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a very small amount

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